If you’re into the sort of mountain biking descents that turn your forearms to jelly and your brain to custard, then You really want to go to Bolivia – honest.
There, amidst the matchless splendor of the Andes, Alistair Matthew has hewn out an extreme biking proposition, and there that the mad Kiwi mountain biker from hell plies his trade, which is…
Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking, a company set up all-in single and multi-day trips up, through, round, but most definitely and emphatically down, the stunning snow peaks of the Cordillera Real. Al will hire you a nicely suspended mountain bike, transport you in luxury to the start of your chosen ride – and there’s dozens to choose from – and then all hell is let loose with some descents lasting up to six hours.
The rides are designed to take in the rich diversity of the Bolivian scenery and eco-systems and can be tailored to your individual requirements, you might, for example, want to divert from a bike trip to climb a 6000-metre mountain, before plunging downwards into full blown Bolivian jungle. And if you’re feeling brave, there’s always the notorious road to Cororico, officially the most dangerous in the world.
Trips, between one and ten days can be booked by emailing the operation the address of which will be found at the website
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